Bone Grafting as prep for Dental Implants?
In some cases a bone graft is necessary to increase an area of the gum to support dental implants. This procedure utilizes the patient’s own bone, a synthetic source of bone, or a bone from the bone bank to develop a portion of the jaw. This will make up for sections of missing bone that could have been lost by trauma or gum disease.
During this procedure, a special membrane can be used to protect the grafted area and also encourage the bone’s regeneration. After the bone has been augmented, the area is now ready to receive dental implants. This procedure is necessary to ensure a fully functional and cosmetic replacement for missing teeth.